The UN Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until March 15, 2022. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member council demanded that all parties to the conflict in South Sudan and other armed actors immediately stop fighting and engage in political dialogue, in accordance with the peace agreement signed in 2018. The council also decided that the mission’s mandate is designed to advance a three-year strategic vision to prevent a return to civil war, build a durable peace, and support inclusive and accountable governance as well as free, fair, and peaceful elections.